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Bright Lights

 

Take learning beyond the classroom! Bright Lights provides unique, motivating, hands-on summer learning camps for K-8th grade students.

Summer 2021

  • Registrations

    1484

  • Camps

    96

  • Scholarships

    77

  • Instructors

    213

Give to Lincoln Day is an annual event organized by the Lincoln Community Foundation. It is a dedicated time for people to donate to non-profits in the community and have their donations increased thanks to a matching fund.   

While Give to Lincoln Day is actually on May 26th, donations can be made at BrightLights.org from now until then.

So, you’ve signed up to be a Camp Assistant. Yay! We’re excited to have you join us this summer. You’ll get most of your information on what to expect at our upcoming orientation sessions. After that, you will attend Set-Up Day, which lets CA’s meet their teacher before their camp week and help them set up the classroom and learn what they have planned for the camp. But for now, here’s some “insider info” about what it’s like to volunteer as a Bright Lights Camp Assistant:  

This week marks National Teacher Appreciation Week. As a former teacher, I recall receiving flowers, gift cards and cute poems from students and their families, expressing appreciation for the job I did. That was more than five years ago, however, and boy have times changed. The pressures associated with teaching have multiplied, and the expectations have increased as well.  

When recruiting teachers for Bright Lights, one of the phrases I hear over and over again is “I’m excited to teach my camp because I can focus on having fun with the students.” We have lesson plans, we operate within a schedule, but for the most part teachers drive their curriculum and activities based on their personal passions and interests. 

Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder class
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